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Welcome to the Booth Library manuscript index. 

The manuscript index contains links to finding aids for the collections of the Booth Library.  Each finding aid has a description of that collection along with a listing of the items within that collection.  The Booth Library staff and volunteers are updating the index daily in order to make your research experience more productive.

The Manuscript Index is arranged alphabetically by collection name.  To access a finding aid, please click on its name.

To search the Manuscript Index for a specific research topic, please enter the term into the Search Library Box below. 

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Collection TitleJAK J. Arthur Kieffer CollectionCreatorChemung County Historical Society
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This folder contains personal records of J. Arthur Kieffer, including correspondence, certificates, family crest, and quotes by Kieffer.Correspondence3708
This folder contains a pamphlet for Painted Post, photocopied images of the Second Street Cemetery, and correspondence to J. Arthur Kieffer. Pamphlet3709
This folder contains newsletters and news releases from Chemung County businesses.Newsletter3710
This folder contains a certificate for J. Arthur Kieffer from the American Legion for 60 years of membership, a photocopied newspaper article about J. Charles Riley, a Route 17 travel guide, an essay about the Prison Camp, and an Interpretive Planning Session Report for the John W. Jones Museum and timeline.Certificate3711
This folder contains correspondence between J. Arthur Kieffer and others, both in letters and printed emails. Correspondence3712
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers about the early history of Chemung County.Newspaper3801
This folder contains essays, newspaper articles, and various papers about the Revolutionary War and the Sullivan-Clinton Campaign.Essay3802
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers on the Flood of 1972 in Elmira.Newspaper3803
This folder contains illustrations by Timothy Murphy.Illustration3804
This folder contains essays, newspaper articles, and various papers on the Underground Railroad in Chemung County.Essay3805
This folder contains maps, essays, newspaper articles, and various papers about Route 17 in Chemung County.Map3806
This folder contains correspondence, rosters, lists, and various papers about and from the local municipal historians in Chemung County.Correspondence3807
This folder contains minutes taken by J. Arthur Kieffer, as well as an article about "Chisel Chin" William D. Schwenke.Minutes3808
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Lake Street Bridge.Newspaper3809
This folder contains newspaper articles about the Town of Baldwin.Newspaper3810
This folder contains newspaper articles, advertisements, essays, and various papers on cemeteries and funeral homes.Newspaper3811
This folder contains speeches made by J. Arthur Kieffer as well as material he referenced in his speeches.Speeches3812
This folder contains newspaper articles, essays, and various papers on US Navy Ships, including the USS Monssen and USS Buck.Newspaper3813
This folder contains various newspaper clippings about events and locations in Chemung County.Newspaper3814
This folder contains the book "The American Review of Reviews" edited by Albert Shaw, about American war methods and published in 1917.Book3815
This folder contains the book "Illustrated World" Volume XXXII from December of 1919.Book3816
This folder contains articles, writings, and various personal papers of J. Arthur Kieffer.Article3817
This folder contains articles about the history of watering troughs in Chemung County.Article3818
This folder contains a booklet of the Kieffer genealogy. Booklet3819
This folder contains the 1963 edition of "Life" Magazine, having to do with President John F. Kennedy.Magazine3820
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